Crowd-funded album adds pressure to come up with tunes

Australian singer Dallas Frasca and her band crowd funded more than $22,000 to record their latest album.
Australian singer Dallas Frasca and her band crowd funded more than $22,000 to record their latest album. Frederic Bonnaud

AFTER crowd funding more than $22,000 for her album, former Northern Rivers artist Dallas Frasca felt a responsibility to come up with the best possible album.

"We needed to step up musically, because so many people believed in this project," she said.

Intense, outgoing and deeply engaged with her art, Frasca and her band concocted an album that is complex and musically accomplished.

The songs in Love Army range from the very interesting Lizard Boy - written about Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott- to You are Beautiful, a tune about body image and self acceptance.

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Once the album was completed, Dallas felt the recording was not ready to be released and her French record label agreed.

The band decided to start from scratch with most songs.

"There were two tracks on this album that we used the recordings from the previous session. One of those was Lizard Boy," she said.

"That was one of the first singles we released and, at the time, Tony Abbott was coming into power. There is no hiding the fact Lizard Boy is Tony Abbott. The song is about him.

"There is a conspiracy theory which says that there are lizard people in high places of power around the world; the song reflects our concern about what is happening in this country.

"It's a song of awareness."

Renowned for their electrifying live shows, Dallas Frasca recently played to a 40,000-plus strong crowd in Le Mans in France as a part of the 24-hour endurance race.

The band has since been labelled by European media as "the next AC/DC".

Dallas has supported acts such as Patti Smith, Earth, Wind & Fire, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Van Halen and The Tea Party.

Love Army hit the Top 30 ARIA Charts in its first week of release and was written across the globe during their five international tours over the past two years.

Topics:  crowd funding music

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